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Project by Denappy posted 1187 days ago 2813 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this air compressor cart prior to my move, and have just not gotten around to taking pictures of it. I got the basic idea and plans from ShopNotes (Vol 17, Issue 101) and modified it slightly (mostly mistakes). This was my first real attempt at building something this complex and I learned a ton from building it.

If I were to do it over again, I would have built the top so that it could more easily be replaced and I would have used two straight casters instead of the 4 swivels that used. I really love how this cart contains all my air tools and I use it for a portable work table as well.

This was a great project for me and I really enjoyed getting it done, and it’s solid like a tank too!

-- -=Den





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volman

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#1 posted 1187 days ago

The person who builds the item always sees their mistakes, and ways to improve it. On my end this project nice and looks nice and I am little envious. this might be my next project.

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GabrielX

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#2 posted 1187 days ago

Good idea! This would work wonders in small tight shop like mine!

-- GX

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 1187 days ago

I’m adding this to my already long to-do list! I don’t see any mistakes, appart for the casters, yeah.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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dustynewt

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#4 posted 1187 days ago

Great workstation. Organizing each piece of equipment with the tools needed for it make so much sense. I do it in my mind all the time. One day it’ll get done in my shop too.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1187 days ago

Looks good and should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Chriskmb5150

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#6 posted 1187 days ago

Looks good. I’ve been thinking of doing something similar as sort of a combination TS outfeed table and assembly table with the compressor in it. I have that same compressor and it is a loud little sucker. I would Line the compressor section with acoustical insulation. Find an A/C contractor and ask them to sell you some duct liner. It would probably help quite a bit with the noise.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#7 posted 1187 days ago

Heck Den, you didn’t make any mistakes that I can see.

You put four swiveling casters on cause that’s what you had on hand. You just haven’t gone to the hardware store to get the two non-swivel casters. Good thing you had those two extra on hand or you wouldn’t be able to roll it around.

And as far as a replaceable top, you just haven’t gotten around to that yet either. That’s a mighty fine looking sub-top, by-the-way. But I’d add the replaceable top soon before the sub-top gets too badly banged up!

So how’s that working for you?

Seriously, though. really do like it. Very well done!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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bigike

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#8 posted 1187 days ago

neat idea.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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David175

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#9 posted 1187 days ago

great idea, that should be very usefull

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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GaryD

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#10 posted 1185 days ago

This is really cool. I need one of these in my shop. Thanks for the post and the idea.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Pawky

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#11 posted 1180 days ago

What are the 3 parts for the hose to attach to for?

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Denappy

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#12 posted 1180 days ago

@Pawky: They are just additional hook-ups; 2 have additional regulators (I use one for a nail gun and the other for my air nozzle) and the third is driven directly off the compressor regulator.

-- -=Den

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frogfive

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#13 posted 1180 days ago

Chris -
Yours is really loud too? Mine shakes the house! Has anyone heard of enclosing the air compressor? I know you can't do it completely or it won't have any air to take in to "compress". I do think adding the acoustical insulation would help but I am wondering about going that one more step.
Denappy – nice cart and nice job on the additional hookups with regulators. I just have a 3way splitter and it leaks so it makes my compressor cut on more often.

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hambonez

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#14 posted 1145 days ago

I’ve seen an article, I’m not sure where, but I think it was FWW, where the author enclosed his shop vac in a small cabinet surrounded by acoustic panels. The exhaust/intake was from the bottom, the vac sat on a shelf that did not extend to the door. It left room for the air to pass freely, but the sound waves had to bounce of all the acoustic paneling before getting out. This would work for the compressor as well.

I wonder if the intake and filter for the compressor could just be extended out of the box?

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JordanCanada

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#15 posted 1115 days ago

This looks fantastic, the copper piping looks like it ould have been really tedious but it looks awesome, well done!

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